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Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates
Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.
Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed
Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.
COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member
COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Paul Knight as the first Aboriginal Board member and inaugural Chair of the soon-to-be established Aboriginal Health Council for the region.
COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan
COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.
#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community
COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.
NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country
NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place throughout the region from 4-11 July, embodying this year's theme - Heal Country!
The National NAIDOC Committee explains that this year's theme - Heal Country - calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our…
Palliative care spotlight - introducing Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Lara Acevedo
Hello (Yiradhu marang) my name is Lara Acevedo I have recently commenced in the role of Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Palliative Care service in the Shoalhaven. I am a proud Wiradjuri woman with bloodlines on my mother’s side, whose country is Mudgee.
Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for Reconciliation Week 2021 (27 May–3 June), 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, including families, communities, and workplaces within South Eastern NSW.
The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families
The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.
St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW
This year, the Pain Management team from St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) resume their visit schedule to Southern NSW after a hiatus during the COVID 19 restrictions of 2020.
ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates
Reviewing and updating the suite of pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been a major focus for the ACT and SNSW HealthPathways team. All of the updated pathways are now available on the HealthPathways website, including a live Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory.
NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be
NAIDOC Week is coming up on 8–15 November! This year's theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together
This year, National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) will be celebrated virtually. The 2020 theme is 'In This Together'.
COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan
As the South Eastern NSW PHN, we are proud of the work we have been doing to acknowledge cultural diversity and respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.
Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap
The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) is working with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop a new National Agreement that will set out efforts over the next ten years to help close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference
Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.
Celebrating positive change in Aboriginal health with QAAMS
The Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) national program is celebrating a 20-year commitment to meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with type 2 diabetes.
NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW
NAIDOC Week 2019 is happening 7 - 14 July. This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources to ‘Get the facts about immunisation’
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ launched earlier this year to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.